What is a Brow Lift?
Is sagging and aging skin on the forehead and brow area becoming a concern for you? This is an area of the face that is subject to the effects of aging and the environment. Deep creases, wrinkles, and a loose, sagging appearance are common for many of us as we age. It can make us look tired, oddly angry or sad, even when we are perfectly happy. At the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, we have an option to correct this issue: a brow lift.
Brow lifts are also called forehead lifts, because they treat the same general area of the face. These lifts can be done either via traditional surgery or less invasive endoscopic methods. In either procedure, the muscles above the eyes are altered so that the lines of the forehead can be smoothed and the eyebrows can be raised for a more youthful appearance that belies the aging process and corrects lines and wrinkles.
The full effects of the procedure include reducing horizontal forehead wrinkles and lines as well as the “elevens” that occur between the brows, improving frown lines near or between the brows, raising a sagging brow line that can create hooded eyelids, and placing the brows themselves in a better position to decrease the “sad face” effect.
As stated earlier, there are two different methods when it comes to a brow or forehead lift. In a traditional brow lift, your surgeon will make one long incision from the level of your ears and along the hairline. This placement helps avoid visible scarring following your recovery.
In an endoscopic lift, smaller incisions are made on the scalp in order to facilitate the insertion of a scope (a small camera on the end of a very thin surgical tube) in one incision and a different surgical tool in another incision. By using both tools, your surgeon will be able to make changes as needed in a less invasive method than the traditional. This means less scarring and a shorter overall recovery time.
Your surgeon here in our San Antonio office will help you determine which procedure is going to be best for you. It depends on what you are trying to correct and how much actual correction is needed. In some cases, brow lifts can be combined with other cosmetic surgery techniques in order to correct other areas of the face at the same time. These other procedures could include a facelift or an eyelid tuck. Combining surgeries is another important discussion that you will have with your doctor so that we can make sure you will get the results you want in the safest and easiest way possible.
For more information on brow lift and how it can help you reverse and correct the effects of aging on the forehead and brows, call our office today.